Justin Maki (CA)

Justin Maki (CA)


Justin Maki is a “Flirtatious Jazz-Pop” artist out of London, ON. He is the FCLMA’s 2021 “Pop Artist of the Year” and 2022 “Contemporary Singer-Songwriter of the Year”. Japan born and Canada bred, Justin’s music carefully draws influence from R&B, Soul, Funk, and Jazz and packages it in an accessible Pop format: imagine blending Allen Stone, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, and Robin Thicke. He hopes that his music facilitates a joyful escape for all who choose to listen.

Justin has played over 1,000 gigs from Halifax to Prince George and has shared the stage with the likes of The Sheepdogs, Measha Brueggergosman, Neon Dreams, and Monster Truck. From bars to concert halls, backyard parties, weddings, and festivals, Justin has been entertaining 100,000s of patrons for the last 18 years. He has had the pleasure of working with such accomplished producers as Matthew Johnston (produced for Shad, Saveria, and Chad Price) and Mark Howard (produced Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, U2, and Neil Young) and he also won Western University’s Battle of the Bands in 2015, as well as Western Voice in 2016.

Justin’s latest release is his debut album, “New Flame”. This is a diverse concept album that traverses the different stages of a romantic relationship from first spark to last billow of smoke. Next up, “Good Vibes” comes out January 20th, 2023, as well as a play called “New Flame: The Musical” release TBD. If this doesn’t keep him busy enough, Justin will visit America in February and March to explore production, performance, and networking opportunities. As always, he will continue to spread joy through music and expand his audience in the process.

All sessions

Justin Maki (CA)

  • 14 May, 2023
  • 2:09pm - 2:18pm
  • De Doelen Studio

Justin Maki (CAN)

  • 13 May, 2023
  • 8:28pm - 8:37pm
  • Fonds Cultuurparticipatie Hall (UBIK)